Hi. I'm Tina and I live in Indianapolis, Indiana. I bought my new-to-me AVL on Halloween of last year. It was built in the 80's and has 16 shafts. I have both the Compudobby I and the mechanical dobby, although I haven't tried that. I also have the old style auto advance and a Fireside rotary temple.
I've been having fun weaving with 16 shaft point twill patterns, most taken from handweaving.net, but have purchased Bonnie Inouye's book on multishaft design and am looking forward to designing my own patterns. I have designed a 12 shaft twill that I plan to use to make a stole for my pastor and a church member who recently graduated from seminary.
I'm looking forward to participating in this group to better understand my AVL loom and all its idiosyncracies.